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Local Members of Latter Day Saints Church Help Support Food Banks During Day of Service

The local branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helped fill the food bank this weekend by donating over 7,500 pounds of food and $1,600 in cash donation.

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provided 1,000 hours of service this past Saturday in the Puyallup area for the Church’s annual Day of Service.

Approximately 7,500 pounds of food were donated to the local food banks on Saturday, as well as $1,600 in cash donations.

The Day of Service in the Puyallup area is part of the Church’s larger Annual Day of Service Northwest, comprised of thousands of volunteers spanning from Alaska and British Columbia to Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho.

In the Puyallup area, this is the third year the volunteers have worked to collect food donations for the local food banks, many of which are in great need at this time as a result of the dual effects of the recession: decreasing donations and increasing demand for their assistance.

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Editor's note: This information was provided by the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.

Is your church doing something cool? Do you have a fundraiser you want to advertise or photos from a service project in the community you want to share? Email editor Lauren Padgett at lauren.padgett@patch.com

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